The issue came to light on Monday and affected both consumer and business versions of the security software running on Windows XP.
Kaspersky recommended that users disable the "Web AV" component of the software, clear previously-downloaded updates and then update afresh.
The company was quoted in its support forum as adding:
"After the update has been pushed to your workstations, please re-enable your Web AV component in your protection policy. This should resolve the issue."